ATA Law Review and NAFC Webinar- A Legal Approach to Recession Planning: HR, Benefits & Retirement Plan Considerations

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Webinar Description: 

Predictions of an impending recession have begun, with every major media outlet weighing-in. Whether you believe it or not, it is never a bad idea to be prepared. In this webinar, Mayer Brown attorneys Maritoni Kane and Maureen Gorman will address the most critical employment and benefits law issues that may arise and the steps motor carriers can take to maintain excellence in human capital while minimizing legal risk during an economic downturn. Workforce reduction and restructuring, employee benefit and retirement plans, and other potential recession-related HR/benefits concerns, requirements, strategies, and the law, will be discussed.



  • Potential legal employment/benefit issues that may arise
  • Laws that may impact recession plan implementation
  • Steps to avoid risk and steps to take



Maritoni Kane, Litigation Counsel, Mayer Brown

Maritoni Kane is a litigation counsel in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. She has extensive experience as a litigator and corporate advisor in the area of labor and employment.  She represents employers in matters before federal and state courts, including defending individual and class claims under EEO laws, collective actions under the FLSA, tort claims, and claims involving breach-of-contract, employee safety and health, collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, and benefits. She represents employers in mediations and proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and their state counterparts. She counsels and advises clients on day-to-day employment-related matters. She has served as in-house counsel during extended secondments for a major airline, telecommunications company, and regional bank. She conducts internal investigations for employers and assists clients in drafting/updating handbooks, policies and employment, separation, and restrictive covenant agreements. Maritoni works on cross-border matters, including working with attorneys in non-US jurisdictions on employment policies, mobility issues, agreements, and general employment law matters. She received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law; and her B.A. from Northwestern University.

Maureen Gorman, Partner, Mayer Brown

Maureen Gorman is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Mayer Brown who focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Her work includes advising on tax and benefit issues in both domestic and international contexts, counseling on ERISA fiduciary issues, controversy work involving the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor audits, and all nature of transactional work, including de-risking transactions and M&A. Her work often requires interdisciplinary efforts with corporate, securities and tax specialists.  Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1986, Maureen worked with the Joint Committee on Taxation, in Washington, DC, and with a Washington law firm. Between 1981 and 1982, she served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Warren W. Eginton, US District Court for the District of Connecticut. She has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for over a dozen years.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from the College of William and Mary (Phi Beta Kappa).

National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC) members are eligible for an hour of CPE credit for attending this webinar. For details on the CPE and membership, contact Jenny Wieroniey at jwieroniey@trucking.org.

This is a "Group Internet Based" offering and no prerequisites are required. NAFC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave North #700, Nashville, TN 37219.

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